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Tag: Fall Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Oca Potato

June 14, 2019

The Oca Potato, aka New Zealand Yam, is a small, red variety of potato similar to a yam with a slightly sweet-tangy flavor. Use in soup, stew, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Nagaimo

January 16, 2019

Nagaimo, aka Chinese Yam and Korean Yam, is an Asian tuber that has a mild flavor and gelatinous-starchy texture. It is mostly used to thicken soups but it can also be added to a vegetable side dish or stir fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Candy Cap Mushroom

January 7, 2019

The Candy Cap Mushroom is a small wild mushroom with a unique sweet-earthy flavor. They can be used like other mushrooms in savory dishes such as Risotto, soup, stew, and pasta dishes and they can also be used in sweet dishes and as a garnish for desserts.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Rome Beauty Apple

January 6, 2019

The Rome Beauty Apple is a variety with a floral-tangy-slightly sweet flavor and a crisp-firm texture. Use raw for out-of-hand eating and salad or use in desserts and baked goods for betty, buckle, crisp, crumble, cobbler, and pies. They can also be made into a compote, chutney, and jam.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Black Eyed Pea

January 1, 2019

The Fresh Black Eyed Pea is traditionally served for New Year’s for good luck in the New Year. They are a fresh shelling bean that requires less cooking than the Dried Black Eyed Pea. The fresh variety has an earthy-mild-nutty flavor and creamy-firm texture and is used for Hoppin’ John, salad, soup, stew, and vegetable side …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Scarlet Rose Turnip

December 21, 2018

The Scarlet Rose Turnip, aka Pink Turnip or Scarlet Queen Turnip, is a variety of Turnip with an earthy-nutty flavor. They can be grated or julienned and used raw for salad or crudités or cooked for a stew or vegetable side dish and can also be pickled.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cucumber Root

December 15, 2018

Cucumber Root is the bulb that grows from the Mouse Melon and is similar to Jícama. They range in size from a golf ball to a soft ball and have a rough skin that needs to be peeled. They have an earthy-nutty-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and can be used raw and cooked for …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cortland Apple

December 14, 2018

The Cortland Apple is a well balanced apple with a floral-tart-slightly sweet flavor and crisp texture. Use for out-of-hand eating, salad, or in baked goods such as crisp, crumble, cobbler and pie, or for a chutney or apple sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Etrog Citron

December 3, 2018

Etrog Citron is a specialty variety of citrus that is used for the zest since the fruit doesn’t have much juice. It has a sour-tart flavor and can be used for making a syrup or candied peel, for cocktails, and vinaigrette.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Red Kuri Squash

December 2, 2018

The Red Kuri Squash is a small winter squash with a a nutty-slightly sweet flavor. They can be baked or roasted and used for a vegetable side dish or cut up and added to soup and stew.…

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